Take care of your back at the gym . North London Chiropractor Dylan Paydar offers this advice ..

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:20 Written by Dylan Paydar Thursday, 30 January 2014 04:52

While we certainly advocate taking regular exercise it is important to dback pain advice north london chiropractorkeeo so in a safe way. Exercise adds pressure to our joints and muscles. If not done properly it can cause issues to your back and neck.

If you’re heading to the gym to exercise then here is some advice to follow to keep your back safe.

Get ready …

  • Visit your chiropractor who can advise on the approach you should take to a new exercise routine. He should also be able to advise you on signs to look out for to indicate that you may be overdoing it.
  • Make sure you have the right clothing for the type of exercise you are going to be doing. Clothing that is too tight can constrict your movement and can lead to injury. Footwear is especially important.
  • Warm up first. Many injuries and strains occur are a result of not warming up beforehand. (And remember too warm down too!)
  • If in doubt, make sure that there are no medical reasons why you can’t start the exercise your about to undertake. This is especially important if you haven’t taken any regular exercise before. Your chiropractor or GP may be able to advise on this.

Use equipment properly

  • Keep your legs at least a hip’s width apart and always bend your knees when using weights. Remember to avoid bending from the waist as this will increase the stress on your lower back.
  • Keep weights you are working with as close to your body as possible to avoid injury. A weight held at arm’s length can have the effect of being up to 5 times heavier!
  • Avoid over reaching and stooping when using machines as you can stretch your back. Make sure the seat of the machine is positioned correctly to avoid this.

Workout your back

  • Incorporate stretches and exercise specifically designed to strengthen your back. Incorporate a simple programme developed by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) that is designed specifically to help. Watch the video below.
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Parents at risk from back and neck pain. North London Chiropractor offers some advice to avoid injuries

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 02:04 Written by Dylan Paydar Tuesday, 7 May 2013 01:58

low back pain treated at Muswell Hill Chiropractic ClinicAccording to recent consumer research commissioned by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), 79% of the UK population has suffered from some form of back/neck pain at some point in their lives with 61% of these people being parents. Over half of these parents (55%) responded that their back or neck pain had prevented them from lifting or carrying their child.

As a Chiropractor in North London, I see patients on a daily basis suffering from back or neck pain and am not surprised with these findings. However, it is upsetting to see the effects that back and neck pain has on parents’ ability to undertake day to day activities such as lifting their child, picking up their toys and for some even playing with their children becomes impossible.

Here are some tips to ensure you keep your back safe when carrying out the following that as a parent you’re probably doing on a daily basis.

Carrying your baby or toddler

  • Make sure you carry your baby as close to your centre of gravity as possible. Using a carrier or sling will help with this.
  • Always make sure that your baby’s weight is distributed evenly. If you’re using a carrier then select one which criss-crosses at the back which will help.
  • As your child grows and becomes heavier, encourage them to do more for themselves such as getting into their car seat.

Putting your baby in the car

  • Hold your baby as close to you as possible before reaching into the car.
  • Make sure to keep your back straight and only bend your knees when you are as close as you can be to the car seat. At this stage you can reach out to put your baby into the seat.
  • Avoid over reaching into the car while holding your baby and avoid bending from the waist. These two put too much strain on your back.

Playing with your child 

  • Always get down to your child’s level without bending over.
  • If you are kneeling then make sure your back is straight. However, you want to avoid kneeling for too long as it will put a lot of pressure on your knees.
  • Use a cushion if you are going to sit on the floor to help support your back and keep it straight.
  • Remember to keep changing positions regularly.

If you are suffering from back or neck pain then why not visit us at Muswell Hill Chiropractic Clinic and get some help from our chiropractors.

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Are you living with significant back & neck pain? You’re not alone according to a recent study

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:49 Written by Dylan Paydar Tuesday, 30 April 2013 01:45

low back pain treated at Muswell Hill Chiropractic ClinicA team of UK and US researchers analysed the UK data that formed part of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2012. The result of their analysis showed amongst other things that the number of years that people live with disabling musculoskeletal disorders , including problems such as back and neck pain, represented one of the largest burdens facing the UK today.

Not only would it appear that back and neck pain is on the rise, it would seem people are living with the problems for longer.

As a Chiropractor in North London I have many years of experience treating patients with back and neck pain. Many of these patients have found that their back and neck pain has a significant impact on their daily lives. Not something that they wish to continue to experience.

Chiropractors have particular expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of back and neck pain and offer a package of care as recommended by NICE in Clinical Guideline 88, The Management of Low Back Pain.

While seeking the help of a chiropractor to resolve back and neck pain offers a solution, as a chiropractor, I want to help people preserve one of their body’s most important assets, their back.

One of the causes of back pain is poor posture. Making sure that you have and maintain good posture plays a significant part in preventing back pain. There are some simple things you can do to improve your posture and help reduce the risk of back pain.

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has designed a programme of exercises to help improve posture by promoting balance, strength and flexibility in the spine. The exercises are designed to be done on a daily basis with the goal being that they become part of your daily routine.

You can watch the video here

So get to it and Straighten-Up your spine.

If you are suffering from back pain then why not make an appointment to visit us at Muswell  Hill Chiropractic Clinic in North London.

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